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Energy Assistance Program

NOTE: Our office is closed until further notice.  Please call 952-930-3541 to request an energy assistance application via mail or a status update on your submitted application.

The Energy Assistance Program can help you pay energy costs -- such as a heating bill -- between Oct. 1 and Sept. 1, 2021. If you qualify, you could receive a grant to cover some of your energy expenses. This grant is paid directly to your energy provider, to reduce your energy bill.

New Changes for the Energy Assistance Program:

  • Application deadline extended to Sept. 1, 2021
  • Energy Related Repair deadline extended to Jun. 1, 2021
  • Crisis increase from $600 to $1,200
  • Please note new income limits (effective Apr. 16, 2021) below

Click HERE for Energy Assistance Information. 

Click HERE to download the 2020-2021 Minnesota Energy Assistance Programs Application.

Haga clic aquí para descargar la Asistencia de Energía de Minnesota Programas de aplicación 2020-2021.

Please note:  The EAP application needs to be downloaded and saved to your computer, and then completed and saved again. 

  *** If you have no income, or your income is lower than your monthly bills, please fill out the Verification of Income and Expenses Form and submit it with your application. Households with any unpaid past due balance (any previously unpaid balance beyond the current month's charges) are eligible to request Crisis funds to pay their past due and current balance. This allows households to qualify for support without a disconnection notice or disconnection. 

Mail your application to:
8800 Highway 7, Ste. 403
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

OR email your application to: 

OR fax your application to: 

If you would like an application mailed to you, please call: 

Minneapolis residents who are interested in the Weatherization Program, should contact Sustainable Resource Center, Inc at 612-870-4255. 

If you have an issue or concern, please contact Shantell Buckhalton, Compliance Coordinator, at



Community Action Partnership of  Hennepin County (OFFICE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
8800 Highway 7, #403
St. Louis Park, 55426  
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

2100 Plymouth Ave N. #104
Minneapolis, 55411
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Please Note: New Applicants / Clients will need to access our office at the door located on the corner of Plymouth Ave N and Penn Ave N as the building is closed. Only required members of the household are allowed due to office capacity limits in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Sabathani Community Center (OFFICE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
310 E 38th St, #211
Minneapolis, 55409
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

EAP Office at Lutheran Social Services (OFFICE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
2400 Park Avenue South, Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: 952-210-9327

Energy Related Repairs Program

The Energy Related Repairs (ERR) Program provides emergency repair or replacement of broken/non-functioning heating systems (ex. furnace) for Energy Assistance clients. 

To be eligible for assistance with your heating system you must submit an Energy Assistance Application and be approved. 

To contact CAP-HC about problems with your heating system, please call Kesha Joyner at 952-697-1338. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call 651-796-4412. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for energy assistance?

Both homeowners and renters may be eligible for assistance. Renters that don't pay their heat may also be eligible for energy assistance.

Do you have to pay the money back?

No. Energy Assistance is given as a grant, not a loan. You do not need to repay it.

What are the income guidelines?

Eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a three month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines.

2020-2021 EAP Income Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Three Month Income
1 $8,479
2 $11,088
3 $13,697
4 $16,307
5 $18,916
6 $21,525
7 $22,014
8 $22,503
9 $22,992

** For household sizes 10 and up, call 952-930-3541**

How can I apply?

An application must be completed in order to receive Energy Assistance. The application can be downloaded from the link above or by contacting CAP-HC between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 952-930-3541

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